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Years 7 - 13 Careers Advice

Hollyfield has gained the Quality in Careers Standard - The Investors in Careers Award. It is a quality standard for the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance provision in schools and FE colleges. Hollyfield has a planned careers programme for students and covers a wide range of activities that take place in tutor time, out of school hours, assemblies, PDW and through subject lessons.

Miss Coombes (mcoombes@hollyfield.kingston.sch.uk) and Miss Corrighan (bcorrighan@hollyfield.kingston.sch.uk) are the Careers team in school. Students can go to see the careers team for information, guidance and guidance around their post 14, 16 and 18 options and careers choices. They are based in the LRC Monday – Thursday. You can also get in touch with Miss Coombes or Miss Corrighan on 020 8339 4500

One to one careers guidance interviews take place with the careers team to personalise the support you receive and you can make an appointment with the careers team by speaking to them directly or asking your form tutor or head of year.

Information on different careers platforms
  • Start Careers

    This FREE and INDEPENDENT careers website is a great starting place for young people to think about their career options. It includes a careers matching section and a place to discover careers that interest you as well as finding out about education, employment and apprenticeships.

  • Careers Box

    Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers

  • Education Guardian

    Education Guardian ranks Universities and their courses.

  • How Do I Become

    The Guardian looks at how people came to work in a variety of different professions

  • I Could Buzz

    With The Buzz personality profile quiz, you'll discover more about what makes you tick and what you're naturally good at, all in just two minutes.

  • I Could

    I Could is about inspiration, encouragement and discovery. The idea is to help you to make the most of your potential and talent, by showing how other have used theirs.

  • Kingston Borough Information For Young People

    Find out information on where you can learn in the borough. There is also information on young people’s support services such as youth clubs and places to go for advice.

  • National Careers Service

    The National Careers Service (formerly Next Step), provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

    The service also offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

  • Pure Potential

    Covers all areas of HE including admissions tests.

  • The Stage

    From Theatre related vacacies to auditions, teaching positions to technical and backstage posts, The Stage is THE marketplace for the widest variety of jobs in the entertainment industry as well as other related organisations

  • When You Grow Up

    With personalised premium services, WYGU is helping institutes lead on employability by reducing dropouts and improving grades. Allowing for the most effective delivery of careers guidance to date, and finally closing the loop between academia and careers, allowing institutes to build curriculums around employment reality rather than academic habit.

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